Thursday, May 31, 2012

Little Five Points precinct vandalized overnight

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Broken_glass.jpeg
A group of masked vandals really stuck it to the man last night, and put a few bricks through the windows of the Zone 6 mini-precinct on Euclid Avenue in Little Five Points.

An incident report says that early this morning officers reported to a call about shots fired at Euclid and Moreland, and instead discovered that several of the mini-precinct's windows had been smashed out. Anonymous sources said they saw a "group of black and white suspects" who were wearing masks and wearing all black chuck bricks through the precinct's windows before crossing Moreland and running east on Euclid.

If you see masked black and white kids running around with bricks, call Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

Tags: , , , ,

Spoleto Update: Festival gears up for second weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

ODD JOBS: Mike Daisey will perform his controversial monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at this years Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Ursa Waz
  • ODD JOBS: Mike Daisey will perform his controversial monologue "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" at this year's Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston's Spoleto Festival is gearing up for its second weekend of shows, and as always the rotating roster of performances ensures that each segment of the performing arts festival will have a slightly different character.

The term "arts festival" may bring to mind images of ribbon-dancers, face-painting and bric-a-brac sold from tents. We have nothing against face-painting, ribbon-dancers or even bric-a-brac, but "arts festival" doesn't quite capture the amazing vibe in Charleston during Spoleto. Audiences go to performances with a certain anticipation and leave venues still excited for more rather than with a sense of closure. The quality of the performances, the intimate venues all in close proximity, and the way the entire city seems engaged with the festival all contribute to the unique atmosphere, making Spoleto one of the best fests in the nation: There's nothing remotely like it in the Southeast. (It's hard to even think of a close second). Organizers bring in pieces of the coolest arts shizzle from around the world - Beijing, London, Japan, New York - and offer it in a condensed two-week buffet of awesome.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Photo: Porta-potties aplenty in Va-Hi

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Va-Hi Summer Fest is this weekend. And there will definitely be places to go to the bathroom.
  • Va-Hi Summer Fest is this weekend. And there will definitely be places to go to the bathroom.

Taken along Virginia Avenue (across the street from Inman Middle School) at around 10 a.m. today. If you can't tell, there are three flatbed trucks lined up, each towing roughly 15 portable toilets. Which is a lot.

I don't know if it's even possible that they're all for Summerfest, but it's a big thing, right? Here's more about it.

Tags: , , , ,

Norwegian girl's fantasies go wild in 'Turn Me On, Dammit!'

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:41 AM

HOMETOWN HONEYS: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjorhovde, Henriette Steenstrup of Turn Me On, Dammit!
When 15 year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) complains about being "horny" in the Norwegian comedy Turn Me On, Dammit!, she's not just trying to shock her mother. If anything, the word understates the 15 year-old small town girl's preoccupation with sex.

One of the film's first scenes finds Alma in the throes of vigorous phone sex on the kitchen floor. Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen portrays Alma as having an insatiable appetite for self-pleasure, and a tendency to fantasize indiscriminately about the people around her. Cute classmate Artur (Matias Myren) usually plays the leading role in her erotic daydreams, but even her middle-aged boss and a female frenemy make guest appearances.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Piedmont Driving Club on naked-butt-cheeks scandal: 'We take this matter very seriously'

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Not actual footage of the Piedmont Driving Club, just a dude bein a dude, knawhuimsayin?
  • GIFSoup
  • Not actual footage of the Piedmont Driving Club, just a dude bein' a dude, knawhuimsayin?
The Piedmont Driving Club, which landed in the news yesterday after a member's very detailed letter complaining about alleged "inappropriate behavior" at a recent golf tournament was posted online, sends a statement:

"We have taken disciplinary action based on what we currently know to be true. We take this matter very seriously and are looking into it further. When all of the facts are gathered and verified, we will consider further action."

The spokesman declined to say what the club "currently know[s] to be true."

Tags: ,

First Slice 5/31/12: Women voters key to T-SPLOST success?

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 9:51 AM

The fight over airport concessions continues...
  • Joeff Davis
  • The fight over airport concessions continues...

1. Supporters of the regional transportation tax are targeting women in hopes they will support the measure. (They've acknowledged that convincing Republican men to support the 1-percent sales tax is damn near impossible.)

2. Midtown's getting an "upscale" bodega? Will it come equipped with the obligatory cat?

3. The brouhaha over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's concessions contracts ain't over. One group, SSP, wants to challenge the city's contracting process in Fulton County Superior Court.

4. Craig "Sky" Hertwig, an Athens bar owner who regularly held court in his nightlife hotspots, died last night at the age of 60. The 6-foot-8 former college and pro football player owned several pubs in the college town, including the wonderful Nowhere Bar.

5. ICYMI: "Naked butt cheeks" and public urination scandal rocks the Piedmont Driving Club! We'll give gold stars to anyone with video footage!

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Dance Canvas offers free performances at Atlantic Station this weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 6:21 AM

img_22283445.jpg
You love free stuff, art, and parties, right? Then we're pretty sure you'll love a free art party.

On Saturday, June 2, Dance Canvas' annual pARTy for ART returns to Atlantic Station's Central Park to kick off the summer with some free dance classes and great performances.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the group will offer free interactive dance workshops in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and Pilates. The classes will be followed by free outdoor performances at 3 and 5 p.m. featuring works by choreographers Lonnie Davis, Ray Hall, Kassandra Newberry, Tianna Sykes and Katie Stull and performed by professional Atlanta dancers. For more information, visit Dance Canvas.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Piedmont Driving Club member alleges guy picked up golf ball with 'naked' butt cheeks, another played one hole at private club in the nude, and more

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM

caddyshack-dance_o_GIFSoup.com.gif
  • GIF Soup
You won't find a more exclusive and prestigious private club in Atlanta than the Piedmont Driving Club.

Founded in 1887, the organization boasts some of the city's elite among its membership ranks, including lawyers, CEOs, and other well-heeled movers and shakers. You better have money and connections if you want to see your daughter's debutante ball at the PDC's stately clubhouse near Piedmont Park, or play a round of golf at its 18-hole course along Camp Creek Parkway. This, my friends, is a classy club.

That's why a recent letter to the driving club's president complaining of members' "inappropriate behavior" during a recent golf tournament left us shocked - SHOCKED.

According to the letter by an aggrieved member - which since being leaked has garnered more than 24,000 views and landed on blogs - classy acts of the weekend allegedly included, but were not limited to: at least one club member playing a hole of golf completely naked (the club website says the dress code is "casual at all times" but appropriate attire is "slacks, skirts, or golf shirts and collared shirts which must be tucked in"); several members urinating on the putting greens in front of a caddie and a woman; one member picking up a golf ball with his "naked butt cheeks"; a member slapping his penis against the face of a friend who had passed out in the men's grill; and members mooning guests of a rehearsal dinner.

UPDATE, 5/31/12, 10:30 a.m. A Piedmont Driving Club spokesman says in a statement:

"We have taken disciplinary action based on what we currently know to be true. We take this matter very seriously and are looking into it further. When all of the facts are gathered and verified, we will consider further action."

The full letter follows, in all its glory, after the jump:

Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

See what your luggage would see if it could see

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I don't think I've ever checked a piece of luggage at the airport without mentally coming to terms with the possibility that I won't see it or its contents ever again. In response, presumably, to the unease associated with checking bags, Delta launched an app a while back that, among other things, allows you to track your bags "like you'd track a package," even mid-flight.

To promote the app, they released a video late last year that LITERALLY tracks a bag — one that's been fitted with six cameras — from check-in at a counter in Atlanta to its arrival on a carousel in New York. As the Atlantic pointed out, the ride for a piece of luggage actually looks kinda fun and like it's less likely to expose you to whatever communicable disease the disgustoids inside the plane are carrying. But I don't necessarily feel any less uneasy about checking bags.

Tags: , , ,

$20 Dinner with Virginia Willis
$20 Dinner with Virginia Willis

Search Events

Search Fresh Loaf

Recent Comments

© 2015 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation